Category Archive: Gamasutra

Analysis: Does Going ‘Transmedia’ Help Game Properties?

[Gamasutra editor-at-large Chris Morris looks at how initial releases in game franchises are extending across film, books, action figures and beyond, talking to THQ’s Danny Bilson about the just-announcedHomefront prequel novel and why… Continue reading

Analysis: On BlizzCon And The Power Of Fanfests

[Ahead of BlizzCon, Gamasutra editor-at-large Chris Morris looks at the role of the fanfest in video games, talking to Blizzard COO Paul Sams about this weekend’s Anaheim event and its key role in… Continue reading

Analysis: Video Game Stocks – At A Tipping Point?

[How might the latest industry decline in September’s NPD U.S. game retail results affect video game stocks? Gamasutra editor-at-large Chris Morris, a financial journalism veteran, examines the plight of the major public-traded game firms… Continue reading

Analysis: Xbox Live – The Killer App For Windows Phone 7?

[Following Microsoft’s new details on Windows Phone 7, Gamasutra editor-at-large Chris Morris talks to the company and analysts to examine how Xbox Live may help the smartphone OS thrive.] Microsoft’s gamble with Windows Phone… Continue reading

Opinion: Panasonic Can’t See The Jungle For The Trees

[In his latest opinion piece, Gamasutra editor-at-large Chris Morris tackles the just-announced Panasonic Jungle, asking some tough questions about the surprise MMO-focused handheld system launch.] There’s a line between brave and foolish – and… Continue reading

Analysis: The Big Gamble – Launching A Franchise In A Shifting Genre

[With Def Jam Rapstar, Konami and Autumn Games are trying to break into a genre whose peak may have already come and gone — Gamasutra editor-at-large Chris Morris looks at the risks.] Launching a… Continue reading

Analysis: Nintendo Clears A Path For Apple To Take The Lead?

It was pretty hard to find anyone who liked Nintendo Wednesday afternoon. Loyal fans were upset to learn they’d have to wait longer than expected for the 3DS. Nintendo investors were ticked that… Continue reading

Opinion: Why Activision & EA’s Feud Embarrasses The Game Industry

[In this Gamasutra editorial, editor-at-large and veteran game journalist Chris Morris looks at the escalating war of words between Electronic Arts and Activision – and the detrimental effects the dustup can have on the… Continue reading

Analysis: Is Microsoft Putting Halo At Risk?

[What’s the right balance between quality and release spacing for theHalo franchise, pre- and post-Bungie? Gamasutra editor-at-large Chris Morris examines how other franchises have been affected by more regular iteration.] Within four days… Continue reading

Analysis: The Vast Wonderland Of Once-Great Games

[Gamasutra editor-at-large Chris Morris examines the “shaky steps” of the game industry to ensure long-term access and viability for older games, amid controversy over a shift.] Game industry enthusiasts take an odd… Continue reading